IT’S a concrete jungle on the market – and in right here amongst tropical gardens beneath the floating roof of the Australian House of the 12 months.
The Cove Home at Sanctuary Cove has hit the market after taking out the nationwide residence constructing trade’s prime gong on the 2020 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards in Could.
Proprietor Tracey Morland engaged her cousin, architect Justin Humphrey, to design this placing subtropical residence that subverts the idea of alfresco residing by blurring the boundaries between indoors and out.
The riverfront residence at 7366 Marine Drive was in-built 2018 by BJ Millar Constructions utilizing pure supplies of concrete, timber and stone, and contains a big main bedroom and ensuite, two visitor bedrooms – every with a toilet – and a house workplace.
Impressed by Mrs Morland’s love of tropical landscapes, the north-facing residence incorporates lush backyard atriums all through the inside design, to separate residing areas whereas additionally connecting to the outside atmosphere.
“It’s not a conventional residence the place you go straight right into a door and right into a hallway. It’s open to the weather earlier than you get to the entrance door, so that you really go exterior to enter,” Mrs Morland stated.
From the road, a curved concrete wall and finely battened timber display screen lead via an exterior backyard room to the entry, whereas a single floating roof airplane unifies the house’s numerous residing areas and inexperienced courtyards.
“You might be strolling via tropical gardens and with the very excessive ceilings it creates a beautiful sense of sunshine and open area all through the home, and you then see the water,” Mrs Morland stated.
“Glass doorways fully open the atrium into the home, so in case you are not seeing gardens then you might be seeing water.”
Mrs Morland stated the tropical vegetation suited the Coast’s humid local weather nicely, and had been a pleasure to keep up.
She stated the house afforded “fixed breezes”, whereas adjustable screens allowed for local weather management and safety from the weather.
Entertaining was an necessary aspect of the house’s design, the place the dramatic textured concrete partitions of the kitchen circulate to an out of doors stone terrace with in-built hearth and barbecue, sunken lounges and decking round a swimming pool overlooking the Coomera River.
“All of the doorways disappear right into a cavity and it turns into a really giant open area that works so extremely nicely for entertaining, whether or not you have got 10 or 100 folks over,” Mrs Morland stated.
“We’ve had quite a few greater crowds over and it’s simply pretty at evening with the attractive out of doors hearth, and even simply having household over and having the ability to soar straight onto the boat on the water.
“You do really feel such as you’re at all times on holidays,” she stated.
Mrs Morland listed the property on the market after not too long ago buying a vacant riverfront website at Bayside Shut, Sanctuary Cove, the place she and Mr Humphrey will embark on one other progressive construct.
She described the brand new undertaking as, “one final hurrah”, following the fun of The Cove Home being named Australian House of the 12 months, in addition to selecting up this yr’s award for the HIA Australian Customized Constructed House.
The home occupies a 966 sqm lot and exists virtually off the grid, through a 15 kw photo voltaic system, Tesla vitality storage batteries and a submerged rainwater tank beneath the driveway.
It’s marketed by Matt Gates of Ray White Status Gold Coast Surfers Paradise.